Robert Borisage, founder of the Center for National Security Studies, and Richard Criley, part of the Alliance to End Repression, talk about government spying on citizens and the constitutionality of it. The pair talk about corruption in the CIA and FBI and how new laws can help curb the issues. They also explain the S.1 - Criminal Justice Reform Act 94th Congress (1975-1976).
A whale is killed every 20 minutes and no lawful enforcement exists for the killing of whales and seals in international waters are topics covered in Paul Watson's book, Sea Shepherd: My Fight for Whales and Seals". In not saving the whales, there are no healthy oceans, and we, as humans, doom ourselves, explained Watson.
Dick Gregory satirizes capital punishment in the United States, calls for the churches to take action, and talks about potential actions from "demonstrators." Other panel members answer audience questions (Father James Jones, Norval Morris, Hans W. Mattick, and Arthur Wineberg). Hosted by the University of Chicago. (Part 3 of 3)
Nicholas Van Hoffman discusses the characters of his novel, "Two Three Many More" about campus protests against the Vietnam War. Political viewpoints, regulations, and character analysis are discussed. Von Hoffman opens the interview with a reading from the opening of the book that mentions peace, solidarity, and disunity. Terkel and Von Hoffman read excerpts together from the book.
Nelson Algren, Nathan Kantrowitz, and David Maurer discuss language and criminal subculture, including the development of institutional slang at different prisons, the nature of drug addiction and its influence on criminal language and vocabulary, and the myth of the criminal mind. Includes an Interview with an inmate at a Chicago prison.
Discussing capital punishment with author Nelson Algren. Includes interviews with William (Bill) Witherspoon, a death row inmate; Jack Johnson, warden of Cook County Jail; and an [unidentified woman] who marched in protest at the execution of James Dukes in 1962.
Part 2 of a series sponsored by the national conference of Christians and Jews. Includes "Rearing the Child of Good Will" and "The Child and the Changing World." Mrs. Bailey Bishop and Ms. Neisser discuss the importance of an open mind and a accepting environment in education and at home, and how this helps the children to accept change as it happens.
Discussing the book "Jesse: The Life and Pilgrimage of Jesse Jackson" (published by Random House) with the author, journalist Marshall Frady.
Actor and author Lois Wheeler Snow discusses her book “China on Stage,” and shares her experiences in China, primarily involving ballet, opera, and plays.
Author, grassroots organizer, and activist Linda Stout discusses her book “Bridging the Class Divide and Other Lessons for Grassroots Organizing.” Growing up in a low-income family, Stout discusses poverty as “the lack of knowing about options” and how this served as the driving force in her activism. Studs plays “Bread and Roses” - Judy Collins (1976).
Karen DeCrow said both young ladies and young men should read her book, "The Young Woman's Guide to Liberation: Alternatives to a Half-Life While the Choice is Still Yours". DeCrow explained that young girls need to realize they should prepare themselves for being more than just a mother and a homemaker. She also stresses the importance of women not being totally dependent on men.
An interview with teacher and lecturer, Juliet Mitchell, who is a Marxist. She shares her support for the women's movement and talks about issues that affect women especially gender inequality. Juliet also refers to some comparisons between British and American women's movement.
Discussing the books "Now We Can Speak: A Journey Through the New Nicaragua" and "What Difference Could a Revolution Make?: Food and Farming in the New Nicaragua" with the author Joseph Collins.
John Peter Jones discusses English youth, the working class, and his book, "The Feather Pluckers."